Will Alabama Gov. Bob Riley re-enter politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Outgoing Gov. Bob Riley says he's not

sure if he will ever run for public office again. But the two-term

governor says he intends to stay in the public eye by being an

advocate for improvements in Alabama's public schools.

Riley cites former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt and his

Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy as his role model.

The institute brings together international leaders in education

with government officials to share ideas about which school

policies work - and which do not. Riley says he has attended

conferences at the institute in Chapel Hill, and he would like to

create something like it in Alabama.

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